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Lowering springs didn't lower car AT ALL!!

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Old 01-30-2016, 01:30 PM
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Default Lowering springs didn't lower car AT ALL!!

I bought the Canuck lowering springs for my 06 Monte Carlo and it didn't lower it at all! I only put the back ones on so far and dropped it and it was still the same height. Any help?? Did I accidentally put the front ones on the rear???
 
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Old 01-30-2016, 03:20 PM
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Did it say how much it was suppose to lower it? New spring setups also take a few days/miles for them to settle, so it could get a bit lower.
 
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Old 01-30-2016, 03:27 PM
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Any time I jack up the car and have the wheels dangling (extending the suspension) and set it back down, it sits a little higher.
Like Keane mentioned, you may need to let the suspension settle (sometimes hopping in and going for a ride helps).

Plus depending on how much lower you are going, you old parts may have been worn out giving you some of that drop unintentionally.

Just food for thought.
 
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Old 01-31-2016, 08:35 AM
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Have you owned the car since new? Are you sure it did not already have lowering springs installed? I like Jason's theory that the older weaker spring were lowering already too.
 
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Old 01-31-2016, 08:43 AM
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Agree with Jason and others 100%

Go for a ride and see if they settle, if not then either it had lowering springs already or the old springs were worn out with major sag
 
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Old 01-31-2016, 08:51 AM
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Nevermnd i over reacted lol after I put all the other springs on and took it for a ride it dropped down a lot. Looks so much better and rides better too! Took a whole day but worth it! I also cleaned and painted my brake calipers red.
 
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Old 01-31-2016, 07:10 PM
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Glad to hear it all worked out, post up some pics!
 
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Old 01-31-2016, 10:44 PM
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There you go, cool you went the extra mile and lowered your Monte.
 
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Old 02-01-2016, 08:12 PM
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how much did the set run you? i want to lower mines one day
 
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Old 02-02-2016, 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by owens91 View Post
how much did the set run you? i want to lower mines one day
Real cheap less than $200! The only hard part was putting them on myself. Took a whole day for my first time. Saved at least $400 from a shop putting them on though! And I painted the brake calipers red while I had my wheels off for that extra enhancement!
 

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